Ottawa Tourism


Kris Hatashita, IEEE

Emma Jane Taylor, International Data Links Society

Don Butcher, Canadian Dam Association (CDA)

Ellen Boddington, Stellar Conference & Event Management Inc.

Mark Harrison, T1

Dr. Wahab Almuhtadi, IEEE Canada Conference

Catherine Harley, Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada (ORNAC)
I had the recent pleasure of working with Ottawa Tourism in preparation for the upcoming Operating Room Nurses Association of Canada meeting. Their attention to detail and quick follow up were more than I could have asked for! We were able to build on firm, creative ideas which strengthened our planning process which met the objectives that were set. I would not hesitate to work with Ottawa Tourism again. They know their city and their business.
Christiane Maertens, Deputy Director - North American Association for Environmental Education (NAAEE)
Thank you all so very much for your warm hospitality and for being wonderfully gracious hostesses. Coming up to Ottawa, for me personally, was incredibly important. As I mentioned before, there had been some trepidation with the idea of taking our conference internationally - but after this trip I am completely confident that this will be the best conference NAAEE has seen yet. We have an enormous amount of work ahead of us, but assured with your partnership we will be able to pull this thing off with grand success.
Debbie Trickey, JHI
Thank you so very much for all of your help with our JHI conference that was held last week. Our year of planning certainly paid off and your help with our website, tourist attractions, restaurant suggestions, tour guide suggestions and Quality Entertainment for our casino night were great. The Delegate Badge Program was well used by our guests and the downtown maps were invaluable. We also took your ideas for our Delegate Bags and gave them maple syrup, curds, Laura Secord chocolate and more. We were very proud to showcase our wonderful city and the weather was just perfect. Thanks again for all of your help, Ottawa Tourism is the best!
Debbie Trickey, Anglican Church of Canada - Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada 2013 Joint Convention
I just wanted to say thank you for all of your help with our Joint Assembly Conference which ended today. The conference was a great success and it was fun to share the highlights of Ottawa with our delegates. The Ottawa Guides and members badges were a big hit as were the brochures to the museums , Parliament Hill and the Market. The maps were a great help and I think we must have given out hundreds along with directions. Folks loved the pins and scooped them up. The signs Ottawa Tourism provided were wonderful and truly welcomed our delegates. The OCC was a lovely space to work in and highlights our city so well. Our banquet was held on the fourth floor and 800 delegates singing O Canada with the Parliament Buildings in the background will be a lasting memory for everyone.
Julianne Philpott, Northern Lights 2012 Business and Cultural Showcase
The Ottawa Tourism team is an incredible conventions resource and liaison between visitors and the City of Ottawa. Leading up to and during Northern Lights 2012, Katie was an incredible ambassador of our event and helped connect us to Ottawa. She worked with us from day one to ensure our event participants had all of the necessary information at their fingertips for a memorable and enjoyable stay in Ottawa. Whether on Twitter, Facebook or word of mouth, Ottawa Tourism exhausted every venue to help promote the Northern Lights 2012 event and we recognize Katie as a part of our event's overall success. I highly recommend connecting with Katie and the Ottawa Tourism team prior to holding an event or visiting Ottawa.
Kimberly Castanuela, CEM, CMP | Convention Manager International Association of Exhibitions and Events™ - IAEE
I just wanted to thank you for sending the “Above All Else” book. It was such a great session during the PCMA convention. Your team’s presentation with red shoes was quite memorable and one of the most creative and energetic pieces. I keep my shoe on my desk next to my other items of personality. I can’t wait to get to Ottawa one day.
Mark Harrison, TrojanOne, July 2014
I wanted to express my sincere thanks to Ottawa Tourism for hosting and supporting CSFX 2014. Ottawa was the perfect choice for our tenth anniversary event and we were thrilled with everything! From the moment we arrived to when it was time to pack it all up, Ottawa was a superb host city! Our nation's capital offered a great selection of venues to help make our conference unique and memorable. All in all, everyone had a great time. I'd love to talk to you sooner than later about bringing more events to Ottawa and I would gladly recommend the city to anyone planning an event.
Myrna McCombs, CMACAN, July 2014
Since our first visit to Ottawa concerning having Assembly back in June of 2013… Ottawa Tourism has been by our side! In suggesting hotels, going with us as we visited these hotels and following through with all kinds of services – was very much appreciated. Christina, you’re doing a great job to promote visitors to Ottawa – a very beautiful city! Thank you so much for your attention!
Natalie Rumscheidt, Director of Marketing and Communications, Coaching Association of Canada, Nov 2014
What a memorable week for our Canadian Sport Community! On behalf of the Coaching Association of Canada, as well as our Chair of the CAC Board of Directors, Gabor Csepregi, and CEO, Lorraine Lafrenière, I would like to thank you for contributing to make this year’s Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference a success. It was wonderful having Ottawa Tourism representatives with us during the conference. Thank you, and Ottawa Tourism, for supporting the Canadian sport community. Your presence and funding support affirms that sport continues to play an important role in strengthening communities in Canada. A sincere thank you from all of us here at the CAC for helping make this year’s Petro-Canada Sport Leadership sportif conference a successful, and memorable one.
Pat Dunbar, Construction Specifications Canada
I have lived all of my life in Ottawa, yet when it came to planning three days of activities for a group of people from across Canada, I turned to Ottawa Tourism for some guidance. Katie came to my rescue with a number of suggestions & resources and kept in touch with me over my eight or nine months of planning. She knew where to go for everything from bus rentals, city tours, venues to hold large social gatherings, etc. The list is too numerous to mention to here. I was amazed at all the help and information that was provided to me over the course of planning the social side of Construction Specifications Canada’s 2012 Annual Conference. ! Our conference was a huge success, and Katie is to be commended for her knowledge, experience and the enthusiasm she displays in her job. In my opinion, Katie went above & beyond my wildest expectations and is a great asset to our city.
Sandra Wood, CMP, Manager- Annual Meeting, Canadian Medical Association
On behalf of the Canadian Medical Association I wanted to extend my sincere thanks to Ottawa Tourism for the support you provided to our annual meeting held in Ottawa, Ontario, August 17- 20, 2014. This year’s meeting was considered “one of the best” CMA has hosted in many years and I firmly believe that is a result of a combination of excellent suppliers, venues and programs offered within the city of Ottawa. On behalf of the Meetings and Travel Management team at the CMA we wanted to thank Ottawa Tourism for the added value, your hard work and overall services offered. We look forward to working with you again in the future.
Sunny Chen, Coordinator-Conference and Events, The Ontario Non-Profit Housing Association(ONPHA), (ONPHA), Nov 2014
On behalf of all of us at ONPHA, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and Christina Amos for the excellent services we received for our conference. The photos, banners, welcome letter and prizes are such wonderful additions to our event. We are most impressed with the great work and enthusiasm demonstrated by Ottawa Tourism. Look forward to working with you again.
Susan Yu, Mitacs
I wanted to conduct site visits with various venues while I was in town for two days. I am so glad I contacted Ottawa Tourism. They were able to put together a full day’s itinerary in no time and escorted me around to conduct tours of the facilities. I would highly recommend Ottawa Tourism as your first point of contact if you’re thinking about hosting an event in this beautiful city!
Wendy Walton, Canadian Library Association
One usually gives a “hats off” when congratulations or kudos are due. In this case I want to say “shoes off” (preferable RED) to Ottawa Tourism for reminding me that Ottawa is a fantastic and fun city! The Ottawa Tourism team is a shining example of commitment to excellence and as an added bonus. They are the experts in all things Ottawa. Every event, small or large, will garner the same commitment and exceptional enthusiasm! They will work tirelessly to ensure success and to provide an exceptional experience for all participants. Way to go team - keep up the great work!